Tony Norris > Geldards LLP > Cardiff, Wales > Lawyer Profile

Geldards LLP
Capital Quarter No.4
Tyndall Street
CF10 4BQ

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Tony is a Member and heads up the National Infrastructure & Construction Team. He specialises in project work, disputes and has been an accredited Adjudicator for 20 years. His clients include central government bodies, local and other public authorities, regulatory bodies as well as acting for specialist private sector contractors in the infrastructure & construction space.

Projects – he regularly advises on frameworks, call offs, joint ventures, public and privately funded projects under JCT and NEC; the Welsh MIM model and has particular experience in the waste sector with MF/1 and IChemE contracts.

Disputes – renowned as a specialist, particularly in adjudication having been involved in adjudication under DOM/1 before the 1996 came into being but also with substantial experience in Arbitration, Litigation and Mediation.

He is seen as an industry expert and sits on the Board of Constructing Excellence Wales and also has been chair of the South East Wales Club for over 10 years.

Lawyer Rankings

Wales > Public sector

(Leading individuals)

Tony NorrisGeldards LLP

Benefiting from ‘incredible strength in depth‘ in the public sector (which is reflected by its strong showing in the various NPS lots), Geldards LLP provides ‘excellent quality‘ work to a broad cross-section of clients including local authorities, central government, and regulatory bodies. As well as being able to draw upon the strength of lawyers with public sector expertise from across the firm’s full-service offering, the firm is also noted for its pure public law knowledge with a real understanding of ‘the law in Wales and the differences that now exist with the law of England and Wales’. Construction head Tony Norris is ‘stratospherically brilliant‘ at advising Welsh Government on key infrastructure projects, as well as in any arbitrations which should subsequently arise. ‘Exceptionally well-organised and calm’ litigator Jonathan Griffiths is particularly effective at handling judicial review matters for claimants and defendants, as well as in procurement-related cases.  Recognised as a ‘keen tactician‘, Charles Felgate  has a particular focus on public sector panning matters and regularly represents local authorities ‘when they hit a brick wall in their toughest cases’. As part of her core public sector employment expertise,  Helen Snowis outstanding in her knowledge and experience’ within the agricultural space and continues to advise The Agricultural Advisory Panel for Wales on aspects relating to agricultural workers.

Wales > Real estate > Construction

(Leading individuals)

Tony NorrisGeldards LLP

The ‘brilliant’ four-partner team at Geldards LLP has ‘tremendous strength both in transactional work and disputes’ on behald of a varied mix of clients which include large public-sector institutions, developers, public/private partnerships and contractors. ‘Stratospherically brilliant’ team head Tony Norris  is ‘well-known and respected in the market’, particularly on behalf of public sector clients involved in Wales-based infrastructure projects. At an associate level Claire Laviers advises on all aspects of construction contract drafting and negotiation, while Della Copley  is ‘a hugely calming presence’ on many of the most significant disputes handled by the team.